Because Mari’s inner dare-devil loved to dance on roofs or go dancing in the street.
Mari had one of the most carefree attitudes of anyone I knew. She had no fear, or understanding, of trying something she shouldn’t.
When Keith was stationed at the DeKalb recruiting station, we lived in a four bedroom townhouse. At the time I had my office desk in our living room. It faced the window.
One day I was sitting at it doing my business and all of a sudden I saw a foot appear on the roof from the second story right above our front door. I swear my heart fell down through my stomach and hit the floor. Instantaneously my heart pulsated rapid fire.
I don’t remember the last time had run so fast out the door before. I frantically called up to Mari to stay right there. I had to act quickly. While trying to keep an eye on her while knocking on someone’s door prove to be interesting.
A young guy came out and I explained the situation. So he stay right below her in case she fell and I went up to her room and put my head out the open window. It a minute or two to get Mari to come back toward me. In the end she did. I may have had a heart attack that day, but Mari went right back to her normal self. No clue the scare she just put her mama through. She had a carefree spirit which would lead to her dare devilish behaviors as time went on.
There were a few more terrifying things she did and scared the heck out of me. For Mari she could do anything.